Wednesday 20 June 2012

FIG slams its own code

As we all know, the current code of points places a much higher emphasis on difficulty than on execution and artistry. We have seen routines with falls and mistakes win over perfect routines, due to the boost higher difficulty gives to the former. While I appreciate power and artistic routines, I deplore poor form and 'skill chucking'. Now that the FIG have criticised the direction their own code is forcing gymnastics to take, what can we expect from the next code and future codes? From the draft, there is a concerted attempt to downplay the bonuses that difficulty gives. The real test is whether London will add any changes to it.

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